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Are You Scared: Prosperity Requires Action

Sometimes one just has to step back and put the realities of it all into perspective. Yes -there are serious headwinds against us in the world of real estate.  Yes -the finance (lending) industry is on its heels (too) & effectively correlates to our ability to buy and create liquidity in our real estate operations. … Read more »

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Landlording: Slow the Tenant Turnover -Part II

There truly is an art to Landlording when it comes to filling vacancies.  Anybody can screen for the ideal tenant; however, it takes more than just facts to line up that person/family whom is most compatible with your house and terms. Sometimes we need to step back and ask ourselves:  What is the goal of… Read more »

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Landlording Niches to Maximizing Rental Cash-Flow

The ideal way to maximize cash-flow with rental properties is to provide a superior product, customer service, and a reputation of strong character.  It is the art of renting that provides the delicate balance of providing a good product and a referral pipeline that efficiently fills vacancies based on your reputation while achieving an acceptable… Read more »

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Landlording: Setting Rental Rates For Maximum Cash-Flow

Setting the rental rate of your investment property is as much of an art as it is a science.  As controversial as this topic maybe, it’s often misunderstood from the onset.  Here’s just one BIG angle to consider. I ask that you keep an open mind and understand that the variables are great -keep an… Read more »

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Real Estate Investor’s: Wake Up Washington!

We are at the crossroads of a new phase of our economy… The press states our government is out of stimulus money -which isn’t entirely true.  The public has been taught to vilify the banks -what a farce as the bank gave society the loan it wanted to achieve dreams.  Little press that the TARP… Read more »

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2010 Rounding the Corner: Now Do Your Job

Here we are rounding the corner towards the last quarter of 2010…. Whew. We have lots of headwinds mostly expounded by our present administrations push towards a ‘market socialism’ via regulation, in decision (such as extend tax-breaks or not), and increased safety-nets (social programs such as health-care which carries uncertain costs).  Whether you agree with… Read more »

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Landlording & It’s Greatest Expense: Slow the Turn!

One will often here my reference to the term:  “Slow the Turn”.   What I’m vaguely referring to is one’s ability to slow the outflow of cash on expenses from a pure business/investment (heck -even personal lifestyle viewpoint too) perspective. As a Landlord,  it is imperative that a real estate investor create an environment for their… Read more »

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Rehabbing Houses: It’s All About Doing Your Homework

Rehabbing houses to sell retail is a business plain and simple. If you wholesale homes or have a rental portfolio,  do not kid yourself into thinking you know what it takes.   Yes -in the hysteria of housing boom you could overcome just about any fundamental mistake let alone move the poorest planned dogs. The game… Read more »